FASA: Ayanna Dozier on Bodies and Boundaries: Notes Towards a More Autonomous Pedagogy of Touch

⭐ Ayanna Dozier on Bodies and Boundaries: Notes Towards a More Autonomous Pedagogy of Touch⭐

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Date: Tuesday May 25th at 2 PM EST via zoom

On Tuesday, May 25th at 2 PM EST, Dr Ayanna Dozier will be presenting her latest research on the politics of touch as part of FASA's Anti-O Program! How can we problematize the real-world implications of touch with respect to consent, especially where marginalized students/workers are concerned?

Zoom Link: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/82646679426

The “affective turn” has brought an unintended oversight on the discourse of touch in everyday life. A haptic-oriented pedagogy has enabled scholars and artists to rethink and embrace the senses as a critical space of pedagogical formation but has seen little traction by scholars to consider the ways in which touch bears the mark of racialized sexism and abuse. Using methods of autobiography, feminist, and Black studies and the work of contemporary Black feminist art, this lecture will expand and critique universalist approaches to affect and the haptics that fail to consider how touch is indexed by histories of white supremacist patriarchal systems.

We would like to thank SAF, CCSL and CUSPG for making this event possible.

Ayanna Dozier is an artist (performance and film), lecturer, curator, and scholar. She recently completed her PhD in Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. Her dissertation, Mnemonic Aberrations traced the history of Black feminist experimental short film in the United States and the United Kingdom from 1968-Present. She is the author of the 33 1/3 book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope and the recipient of the 2020 Toni Beauchamp prize for Critical Art Writing. Her forthcoming film installation, Cities of the Dead, reimagines Solomon Riley’s “Negro Coney Island” for Hart Island and will premiere at The Shed as part of their Open Call Exhibition in the summer of 2021. She was a 2018–19 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Studies Program and a 2019-2020 filmmaker in residence at MONO NO AWARE. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum and a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.